CHICAGO (WGN) -- A 19-year-old Michigan State student was reportedly found shot to death inside a Chatham apartment Friday, Dec. 27.
Just after 9:45 p.m., police were dispatched to the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue on the report of gunshots.
Police entered the residence and discovered Lyniah Bell, 19, with a gunshot wound to her head inside a bedroom. She was pronounced dead on the scene. Her boyfriend was taken into custody.
Her family said Bell had a full-ride scholarship to Michigan State University and was studying business and journalism. She had to come home for winter break and was reportedly staying at her boyfriend's apartment until she went back to school in January.
Her grandfather identified her body Saturday, Dec. 28. He told WGN it looked like she had been beaten before she died.
Charges are pending against her boyfriend.